SciComm Identities Project Fellowship Applications Open
The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute, Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, and the URI Science and Story Lab have launched a fellowship program designed to prepare the next generation of science communicators from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.
The SciComm Identities Project (SCIP) aims to shift the paradigm of science communication training and create a more representative suite of academic science communicators through a new fellowship designed to test a training curriculum based on intercultural communication theories. Ultimately, the SCIP will elevate science communication activities as a valued aspect of academics’ institutional contributions. The SCIP is also undertaking this project to increase representation of underrepresented minority scientists and engineers as science communicators and as public intellectuals in environmental news coverage to foster culturally relevant conservations about environmental issues.
The SCIP Fellowship is a one-year professional development opportunity for pre-tenure faculty at U.S. institutions who identify as underrepresented racial or ethnic minorities.
You can find more information and learn more about SciComm and apply for the SCIP Fellowship on scicommidentities.org.
Fellowship applications are due by August 1, 2022.